iPhone tracking

Pete Warden, founder of Data Science Toolkit, and Allasdair Allan, a research fellow at the University of Exeter, recently stumbled upon a database, hidden in the backups of iPhones and iPads, which contains timestamped location information for your phone. What … Continue reading

Pollen season

The temperature is a glorious 68º, there is not a cloud in the sky, and sun’s warmth beckons everyone outdoors. I tried sitting outside to read tonight, but the yellow breeze blew back. Pollen season is in full swing when … Continue reading

Why I chose the Sony Reader instead of a Kindle

UPDATE: I have since sold the Reader and moved on to the Kindle. Read why. While living in Ecuador last year, I realized the appeal of ebooks. To play on ZipCar‘s motto, ebooks are books when you want them, where … Continue reading

Technology-related advice on traveling to Quito, Ecuador

Although my focus here is on traveling from the U.S. to Quito, much of what I recommend applies elsewhere in South America, indeed in much of the world. There’s WIFI everywhere. Ecuador is in the middle of an exciting explosion … Continue reading